Critique and Analysis
Based on his deep and detailed knowledge from the realities of people’s life and basic needs of the country and relying on his solemn responsibility to lead and guide the nation and government, the Supreme Leader of the Revolution set the motto of the year 1391 as National Production, Supporting Iranian Capital and Labor which is derived from the Iranian wisdom and belief.
What is of high importance regarding the wisdom of annual naming and determining a motto in each year is the needs which are emerged or will be emerged in the country, and it is necessary to practically take steps to solve a problem and the main problem by directing public opinion and leading hearts and minds towards the required point; otherwise, leading society, drawing attention to main issues, activating minds for offering ideas and opinions, making people and authorities sympathetic regarding each other and speaking the same language, giving unity and coherence to the direction of public movement of the country, prevention from risks and neutralizing conspiracies, highlighting values and required topics of the country, determining priorities and concerns of the Islamic system, preparing the grounds to produce idea and science and identifying policies and strategies to solve issues, and several public wisdoms like the mentioned ones are all the clear evidences for determination of a name and a motto for each year.
In fact, naming each year with a certain name is a sign of the will of leader of a system in order to set a goal for the move and orientation of whole system and the idea of the Supreme Leader on supporting national production labor that should be considered as an order by ourselves to do planning according to that; this also shows the outsiders that our system has got a purpose and aim.
Reaching the goals of naming the year 1391 will not be possible without paying attention to the cultural and mental reasons of tendency to use foreign commodities and cultural confrontation with this problem. We have to promote the standards of domestic production to a desired level so that people can choose Iranian goods in order to meet their needs, specially their daily items.
We have to introduce the manufacturers as pioneers of glory and independence of the society to public culture of the society and add expressing appreciation from those ones who are active in this scene to the values of the society.
Pivotal production should be the main feature of the economic policy-makings of the country. That is, we should give a priority to production in exchange policies, monetary and financial policies, commercial policies and banking and tax policies. Tangible manifestation of this issue will be so that if we had to choose between the production and consumerism, we should prioritize production over consumerism. This means that we have to avoid sudden changes in the policies so that our managers can plan for the future.
In this direction, reducing regulations and making the licenses logical and supporting investors of manufacturing sector and increasing financial power of governmental organizations with paying their debts to manufacturers and contractors will be the best planning for the managers in the future.
Consuming foreign goods and not paying attention to domestic production is spreading through the country like a virus, and its adverse effects can be seen in all political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of the country. If we take a look at every corner of our house, we see different kinds of luxury and unnecessary goods while the domestic goods piled up into the warehouse of the factories and are waiting to enter into a corner of our house. Many economic experts of the country have known massive influx of different kinds of durable and non-durable foreign goods that entered the country legally and illegally as the result of not paying attention to buy Iranian goods.
Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a meeting with thousands of workers all over the country knew the use of goods which are produced inside the country as one of the necessary actions in the year of Economic Jihad adding: “parallel to people’s welcome from domestic productions, increase of quality of such productions to a convincing level is a must.” He said promotion of Iranian productions’ quality is another responsibility of the labor society and entrepreneurs and stated that: “we shall act so that the domestic goods attract the eyes of Iranian and non-Iranian consumers as desirable, durable, and beautiful ones. Of course, governmental organizations shall provide the prerequisites for realization of this goal, such as training different skills.”
The wise Leader of Islamic Revolution mentioned the integration of Iranian “art and ability” as a ground to strengthening the quality of domestic productions and further added: “some domestic productions have the power to compete with similar foreign goods and some others are much more better than them, we have to generalize this specification to all goods and edible items, clothing, and life appliances.” In this regard he added that: “we have to turn area of producing superior goods inside the country into another area for manifestation of the motto <<WE CAN>> with the help of workers, engineers, and investors.”
The reality is that our Islamic country has a desirable geographical situation and we have to use all our relative advantages wisely and put value-added tax for the export section. Consuming domestic goods is a ground to national pride, encourage economy, maintain economy, and employment and etc, and buying foreign goods results in removing job opportunities, unemployment of Iranian youth, demoralizing producers, and dependency to foreigners. Domestic consumers shall pay attention to this point that domestic consumption of foreign goods similar to those that exist in the country with the same quality means industries and factories shut down and consequently the unemployment of many people who work at that factories, and continuation of such consumption causes dependency to foreigners in order to meet the needs of the country. Hence, the Iranian nation has to join hands together and fulfill the motto <<Iranian, buy Iranian goods>> with the help of each other. And with the help of Allah, according to remark of the Supreme Leader the, future of the region will be much better than today with the blessing of efforts and movement of nations towards Islam.
In order to reach this important goal, we need positive mechanism such as health, training, law-orientation, economic and social discipline, monitoring market, and correcting defects and deficiencies of economic processes.
To increase the national production, it seems necessary to rely on native assets, to offer encouragement in order to guaranteeing the production growth rates and employment, and to support them against economic crisis.
Winning the trust of manufacturers and consumers and creating some entities which have extensive partnership in codifying economic policies under the light of mobilization of domestic resources and native abilities are in priority. Undoubtedly, the realization of this current year’s motto will neutralize many plans of the enemies against Iranian nation.
Prepared by: Azam Asadi
Cultural Expert to Islamic Development Department of Golestan Province
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 - 10:55